Sep. 1st - 30th
September is Library Card Sign-up Month across Colorado and the U.S.! Get a library card for every family member this month to take advantage of so many fun, educational programs for the whole family, along with books, movies, music, ebooks, magazines, audiobooks, online research resources, nature backpacks with state park passes, and so much more - all for free! And as your kids head back to school, from free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective - FREE! - back to school supplies available. To find your nearest public library, go to https://find.coloradolibraries.org/.
Back to our regular hours, the Family Star Party is an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere inside.
In October of 1957, Sputnik became the first man-made object to orbit the Earth. We'll learn about Sputnik's legacy and the fleet of satellites that make life better here on Earth.
â€¢ Sputnik Classroom Activity
â€¢ Sputnik Science On a Sphere
â€¢ Crafts and more
From exploring the depths of the seas, to the far reaches of space, we are always pushing the next frontier. Visit the restored Scott Carpenter Space Analog Station and learn about future missions to the ice moon Europa. Help us design the station to explore the icy oceans of Saturn's moons, and learn about how exploring space and the ocean are similar.Â Scott Carpenter Station - Mission to EuropaÂ is a new interactive exhibit that invites visitors to get hands on with a mission to another world.Â
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is turning 5 years old and to celebrate admission to the Discovery Center is free.
Join us for
o Science On a Sphere Tours of the Solar System
o Mars Robotic Rover Driving
o Space Arts and Crafts
Spend a fun-filled day at Colorado National Speedway and benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado. Check out the amazing vehicles on display and decide which ones you'd like to bid on for the ride-along of your dreams. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mustangs, Porsches and hot rods - there's a vehicle for everyone! Every dollar raised will make wishes come true for Colorado wish kids and 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.
Location: Colorado National Speedway: 4281 Graden Blvd., Dacono, CO 80514
Price: adult & children 13+ - $10; children 12 & under - free; VIP tickets including BBQ lunch and cash bar - $25 for all ages.
It will be an abominably fun time as we join author Dianne Curtis Regan, for a special reading of her new book Space Boy and the Snow Monster. We'll be having a special book signing, photo op and craft activities as we enjoy Space Boy's newest adventure.
10:00 a.m. - noon
Create a simple (or complex) boat out of recycled materials, then race from one end of a water course to another. Learn about aerodynamics, fluid dynamics and propulsion as you use creativity to race others.
Make-A-Wish Colorado is holding its first annual Walk for Wishes & 5K Run Saturday, October 21st at Hudson Gardens located at 6115 So. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton CO. Presented by Blue Bunny, this family-friendly event will bring together wish families, local companies and supporters to achieve a common goal - to grant the wishes of Colorado children with life-threatening medical conditions. The event features a 5K Run/Walk, 1-mile Family Fun Run, expo with games and prizes, and the chance to meet wish families and learn about the power of a wish.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
An evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere inside.